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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:58 pm

Service Topfield .REC files

Hi, what would I need to add to the profile config so that Serviio would serve up the REC files from my Topfield PVR please?
I understand that the files are TS and possibly mpeg2.
VLC can play these directly without issue.
I am currently only watching on PCs/Laptops on my network as I don't have a fanct telly yet!
Thanks.

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Post Sat May 26, 2012 9:41 am

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

Hey mate. Did you ever have any luck getting your Topfield files to play through serviio??

I have a TRF2400 and cant seem to find a media server to transcode the Topfield files.
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Post Sat May 26, 2012 9:47 am

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

No, and as you can see no replies here either. VLC will play REC files without any problem/conversion. The REC file is just an MPEG container file as far as I know. I've got a watch on this topic should the situation change with Servioo.
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Post Sat May 26, 2012 11:12 am

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

buttons wrote:No, and as you can see no replies here either..

How do you think we can help you?
You do not give any information about the file format, the model of your TV / Bluray / etc. Please read FAQ, and my signature links...
If a rec file is MPEGTS with mpeg2 video that should be supported by serviio.

Is this similar to viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6149&hilit=rec&start=10#p44818
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Post Sat May 26, 2012 2:17 pm

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

My problem seems similar to the issue in the thread you directed us to.

I have tried without much success to stream recorded files from my Topfield TRF-2400 to my Panasonic TH-L32E3A LVD TV. The weird thing is that I can stream recorded ch9 files but no rcordings from any other channels. If I run my recorded files through VideoReDo they play fine.

I must say that I am feeling a little out of my league here. There is a lot of talk about code writing and the like in serviio's forums which has made me question if it is the right product for me. I am no master but I can follow instructions so if you would like me to provide you with information to help solve this issue please let me know and I will get it done.

To be clear, what I would like to do is stream recorded files from my Topfield TRF-2400 PVR through serviio to my Panasonic TH-L32E3A TV.

Kind Regards
Scott
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Post Sat May 26, 2012 2:36 pm

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

Can you follow this guide to provide some information about the files. http://wiki.serviio.org/doku.php?id=file_np

The easiest part is using media info http://wiki.serviio.org/doku.php?id=mediainfo, but if you can also provide the output of ffmpeg -i yourfile then that would be even better.
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Post Sat May 26, 2012 3:49 pm

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

As you requested. This file is a FTA recording that will not play.

I have attached the file as it was to many characters to post.

Its just a word doc.

Kind Regards
Scott
Attachments
FFmpeg and MediaInfo.docx
FFmpeg anf MediaInfo Information
(28.45 KiB) Downloaded 154 times
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Post Sat May 26, 2012 4:01 pm

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

OK. In future you don't need to post the part of the media info output that includes all the EPG stuff. For those without office 2007+

ffmpeg
  Code:
C:\Program Files\Serviio\lib>ffmpeg.exe -i "C:\Users\Manning\Videos\The Office.mpg"
ffmpeg version 0.9, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Dec 13 2011 20:46:11 with gcc 4.4.2
  configuration: --enable-static --disable-shared --disable-ffplay --disable-ffs
erver --enable-memalign-hack --enable-libmp3lame --enable-librtmp --extra-libs='
-lrtmp -lpolarssl -lws2_32 -lwinmm' --arch=x86 --enable-runtime-cpudetect --enab
le-pthreads --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=i686-mingw32- --pkg-config=pkg-co
nfig
  libavutil    51. 32. 0 / 51. 32. 0
  libavcodec   53. 42. 0 / 53. 42. 0
  libavformat  53. 24. 0 / 53. 24. 0
  libavdevice  53.  4. 0 / 53.  4. 0
  libavfilter   2. 53. 0 /  2. 53. 0
  libswscale    2.  1. 0 /  2.  1. 0
[mp3 @ 0315bb60] Header missing
[mpegts @ 014181a0] max_analyze_duration 5000000 reached at 5016000
[NULL @ 03167cc0] start time is not set in estimate_timings_from_pts
[mpegts @ 014181a0] PES packet size mismatch
Input #0, mpegts, from 'C:\Users\Manning\Videos\The Office.mpg':
  Duration: 00:29:55.36, start: 58229.206522, bitrate: 4381 kb/s
  Program 1569
    Metadata:
      service_name    : ONE
      service_provider: Ten Sydney
  Program 1573
    Metadata:
      service_name    : TEN Digital
      service_provider: Ten Sydney
  Program 1575
    Metadata:
      service_name    : ONE
      service_provider: TEN Sydney
  Program 1576
    Metadata:
      service_name    : ELEVEN
      service_provider: Ten Sydney
    Stream #0:0[0x204]: Video: mpeg2video (Main) ([2][0][0][0] / 0x0002), yuv420
p, 720x576 [SAR 64:45 DAR 16:9], 9000 kb/s, 25 fps, 25 tbr, 90k tbn, 50 tbc
    Stream #0:1[0x2a9](eng): Audio: mp2 ([4][0][0][0] / 0x0004), 48000 Hz, stere
o, s16, 256 kb/s (clean effects)
    Stream #0:2[0x242](eng): Subtitle: dvb_teletext ([6][0][0][0] / 0x0006)
    Stream #0:3[0x1fd2]: Unknown: none ([11][0][0][0] / 0x000B)
At least one output file must be specified


MediaInfo
  Code:
General
ID : 1538 (0x602)
Complete name : C:\Users\Manning\Videos\The Office.mpg
Format : MPEG-TS
File size : 938 MiB
Duration : 29mn 55s
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 4 382 Kbps

Video
ID : 516 (0x204)
Menu ID : 1576 (0x628)
Format : MPEG Video
Format version : Version 2
Format profile : Main@Main
Format settings, BVOP : Yes
Format settings, Matrix : Custom
Format settings, GOP : M=3, N=12
Codec ID : 2
Duration : 29mn 55s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 3 907 Kbps
Maximum bit rate : 9 000 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Standard : PAL
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Interlaced
Scan order : Top Field First
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.377
Stream size : 836 MiB (89%)

Audio
ID : 681 (0x2A9)
Menu ID : 1576 (0x628)
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 2
Codec ID : 4
Duration : 29mn 55s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 256 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : -477ms
Stream size : 54.8 MiB (6%)
Language : English
Language, more info : Clean effects

Text
ID : 578 (0x242)-801
Menu ID : 1576 (0x628)
Format : Teletext Subtitle
Language : English

Menu
ID : 263 (0x107)
Menu ID : 1576 (0x628)
List : 516 (0x204) (MPEG Video) / 578 (0x242) () / 681 (0x2A9) (MPEG Audio, English)
Language : / / English
Service name : ELEVEN
Service provider : Ten Sydney
Service type : digital television



Which profile are you using? (Look in the serviio console under the first tab)
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Post Sat May 26, 2012 4:15 pm

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

I suppose its Panasonic profile so could you try to edit ./serviio/profiles.xml and change like this :

  Code:
  <Profile id="12" name="Panasonic Viera" extendsProfileId="1">
    <ContentDirectoryMessageBuilder>org.serviio.upnp.service.contentdirectory.PacketVideoDLNAMessageBuilder</ContentDirectoryMessageBuilder>
    <SubtitlesMimeType>text/srt</SubtitlesMimeType>
    <MediaFormatProfiles>
      <MediaFormatProfile mime-type="video/divx">AVI</MediaFormatProfile>
    </MediaFormatProfiles>
    <Transcoding>
      <!-- Topfield .REC files transcpdong -->
      <Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetACodec="ac3" forceVTranscoding="true" >
           <Matches container="mpegts" vCodec="mpeg2video" aCodec="mp2"/>
      </Video>
      <!-- remux DTS/FLAC/LPCM in MKV/MP4 to AC3 -->
      <Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetACodec="ac3">
        <Matches container="matroska" vCodec="h264" aCodec="dca" />
        <Matches container="matroska" vCodec="h264" aCodec="flac" />
        <Matches container="matroska" vCodec="h264" aCodec="vorbis" />
        <Matches container="matroska" vCodec="h264" aCodec="truehd" />
        <Matches container="mp4" vCodec="h264" aCodec="lpcm"/>
        <Matches container="3gp" vCodec="h264" />
      </Video>
      <!-- Remux all h264 video to MPEG-TS stream -->
           <Video targetContainer="mpegts">
        <Matches container="avi" vCodec="h264" />
        <Matches container="mp4" vCodec="h264" />
        <Matches container="matroska" vCodec="h264" />
        <Matches container="matroska" vCodec="mpeg2video"/>
           </Video>
           <!-- unsupported codecs will be transcoded into mpeg-ts, mpeg2 video and ac3 audio -->
      <Video targetContainer="mpegts" targetVCodec="mpeg2video" targetACodec="ac3">
        <Matches container="avi" vCodec="mjpeg" />
        <Matches container="avi" vCodec="dvvideo" />
        <Matches container="mp4" vCodec="mjpeg" />
        <Matches container="matroska" vCodec="vp8" />
        <Matches container="asf" />
        <Matches container="flv" />
        <Matches container="ogg" />
        <Matches container="3gp" />
      </Video>
           <Audio targetContainer="mp3">
        <Matches container="mp4" />
        <Matches container="flac" />
        <Matches container="ogg" />
        <Matches container="asf" />
        <Matches container="adts" />
      </Audio>
    </Transcoding>
  </Profile>
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Post Sun May 27, 2012 9:28 am

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

Amazing......The profile works. I can now stream recordings of all FTA channels. Is this profile good to continue using or was it for testing purposes where some fine tuning may be required? Can we make this profile official? ie support for topfield products?

Now that it seems we can successfully stream content I have another question. Does Serviio support streaming direct from a device like my Topfield TRF-2400 to a TV without having to move the files to a computer first?

Illico and Will, thankyou so much for your support on this. To have one shot at fixing the problem many have tried to correct in the past and succeed is testimony to the ability of the two of you.

Kind Regards
Scott
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Post Sun May 27, 2012 1:25 pm

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

Cool, enjoy now...

For the profile, I don't know if we could include it in the next release, I let ZIP decide. What do other Panasonic users?
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Post Sun May 27, 2012 7:43 pm

Re: Service Topfield .REC files

I've added it to the Viera profile for 1.0

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